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Injury update: Hawks guard Trae Young upgraded to available vs. Thunder

Hawks All-Star Trae Young is available to play against the Thunder Friday, Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce announced at morning shootaround.

Young, a former Norman North and Sooners star, missed the Hawks’ win over the Clippers Wednesday with a right thigh contusion. He was listed as questionable Thursday evening.

“It means a lot,” Young said of playing in Chesapeake Energy Arena. “I’m looking forward to playing here again. I only get to play here once a year, so I try to enjoy it every time I come down here. Last year when I left here, I went back to my seats where I sat growing up and just got to sit there, reminisce a little bit.”

Young and the Hawks will be playing a shorthanded Thunder team. On Thursday night, the Thunder listed center Steven Adams (left ankle sprain) as questionable, and wings Terrance Ferguson (personal reasons) and Abdel Nader (left ankle sprain) as out for the game Friday.

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Atlanta guard Trae Young answers a question from a participant during his youth basketball camp at the Santa Fe Family Life Center in Oklahoma City, Saturday, July 13, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

Atlanta guard Trae Young answers a question from a participant during his youth basketball camp at the Santa Fe Family Life Center in Oklahoma City, Saturday, July 13, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

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Maddie Lee

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